Norman Rockwell, a definite catalogue

9780961527310

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A boxed, two volume set of 1,200 pages with 96 color plates and 3,594 black & white illustrations.

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Author Laurie NORTON MOFFATT
Publisher Norman Rockwell Museum
Binding Hardcover
Number of pages 1283
Height (cm) 33
Width (cm) 26
Thickness (cm) 10
Weight (kg) 7
Language English
Released date 1986
ISBN 9780961527310

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A boxed, two volume set of 1,200 pages with 96 color plates and 3,594 black & white illustrations.

No true Rockwell fan should be without this complete catalogue of the artist's work. For the first time, every known illustration created by Norman Rockwell during his six decade career is displayed and documented in this important reference work.

"Norman Rockwell: A Definitive Catalogue speaks eloquently, simply as an object, of its sponsors' belief in its subject's art-historical importance. The scholarship is stupendous and thorough. Nearly 4,000 entries - all but a few illustrated and all identified as to medium, size, date of origin and whereabouts of original (surprisingly often ''unknown'') -clearly express the intention that the book be used for reference; and its two volumes are bound and cased as if heavy archival use was anticipated."

Arthur C. Danto "The New York Times"

"Lest anyone think that Rockwell painted only homespun scenes of Americana for Saturday Evening Post covers, this two-volume, 1200-page compendium of his known paintings and drawings sets the record straight. His forays into commercial art included lively, Dickensian Christmas cards and a strong charcoal of Abe Lincoln as a young rail-splitter. His biting canvas, Negro in the Suburbs, reminiscent of Ben Shahn, rings with a cry for social justice. His series of sketches of women gossiping transcends all genres, and his pictures of astronauts landing on the moon are genuinely moving. Ranging from wacky doodles to richly illustrated story illustrations, this mammoth catalogue, the product of 10 years' work, rescues Rockwell from his detractors and preserves those contributions worth saving."

Publishers Weekly

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